Which Vehicles Have Acura AWD?

2020 Acura MDX

Are you wondering which Acura vehicles come with AWD? You’re not alone. It’s not unreasonable to expect that your premium SUV provides both power and comfort, and Acura SUVs never disappoint! Most of the new Acura lineup is available with Acura Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ (SH-AWD®), which makes your AWD experience even more thrilling. Keep reading to see exactly which Acura models have AWD available, and what the SH-AWD® is and does.

What Acura Vehicles Come With AWD?

Currently, when it comes to all-wheel drive Acura models, the Acura ILX is the only Acura model that doesn’t offer AWD (available with front-wheel drive). If you’re understandably set on finding an Acura with AWD capabilities, then you’re in luck! You’ll find that the following offer all-wheel drive Acura models:

What is Acura SH-AWD®?

SH-AWD®, or Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™, is Acura’s all-wheel drive system that boosts the performance and provides smoother handling for your Hartford drive. The intelligent system continuously directs engine power to match the weight distribution, traction, driver input, etc., which then delivers seamless power transitions. Said differently: it makes your AWD experience smooth and powerful. It also:

  • Determines the power distribution between the front and rear wheels based on wheel speed, angle, and yaw rate.
  • Improves fuel economy by sending up to 90% of power to the front wheels when cruising down a straight road.
  • Shifts weight towards the rear wheels when accelerating, helping drivers gain more traction.
  • Sends 70% of torque to the rear wheels and applies it exclusively to the outside wheel as weight is shifted when accelerating on a curve.
  • Increases stability by revolving the outside rear wheel faster than the others to help the vehicle through a turn.

What does all of this mean for your ride quality? From a cross-country road trip to an everyday commute, you’ll benefit from greater control over your vehicle in all driving conditions. By sending 90% of its power to the front end on smooth, straight highways, the system helps you save on gas while improving performance and your driving experience.

Find All-Wheel Drive Acura Models at Acura of Avon

If you want added control and traction on West Hartford and Manchester roads, the Super Handling All-Wheel Drive™ should be first on your list. Whether you’re interested in an Acura MDX SH-AWD® or one of the Acura sedans, we have what you’re looking for. Contact us with any questions about our Acura AWD lineup, or to schedule a test drive in Canton!